Ordered Dictionaries? Trees?

Jason Cunliffe jasonic at nomadicsltd.com
Mon Sep 25 18:42:30 CEST 2000


> Though I don't know that I could say I've pushed the module to its
> limits, I use it regularly with up to several hundred elements and I've
> been happy with it. I'd agree that it would be a good candidate for
> inclusion in the standard Python library, though I suspect it may be
> too late for 2.0.
> Hamish Lawson

I am am new around here..

How do you think would be best to make people aware of it?
How bes to promote its future inclusion in the standard library?

Pyhton is going through what I would describe as its teen years now -
busting out in pimples and identity crises all over. People are a little
scared but also excited, Python is growing up fast [too fast] going out into
the world on its own and gettgin into a little healthy trouble ["..where
does that kid go when he/she goes out all night, and why do they where those
strange clothes [ActivePython BeOpen, CNRI, 1.6.x, 2.x.x..JPython'].

After 2.x stabilizes, when politics,  feelings and licenses are resolved,
Python should become even more widely used, respected and available. When it
does, the limitations of current dictionaries will still be there..

What kind of calm but persitent lobbying can we do which will get attention
without creting trouble at the wrong moment?

It seems like 'seqdict' and 'mseqdict' are little known.
A shame because I imagine many people are reinventing the wheel, or finding
other pythonic contortions to get the same result.

Wolfgang's solution is very elegant and consistent to my untrained eye.
Newbie's will particularly like it I think, and find it helpful because it
works the way one would want it to, and is intuitive to basic use of python
lists and dictionaries.

any ideas?

- Jason

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